Wake up with a Smile

Join our newsletter

Bread Recall Update: FDA Adjusts Classification Of Products Pulled From Shelves

Sliced brioche bread on a wooden cutting board.

Bread enjoyers, we have some news about the recent recall of certain Breadbox Co. products. Back in May, the company removed hundreds of bagels, buns, and loaves from stores due to undeclared allergens. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified the recall as a Class II. This places it in between Class I, which is the most dangerous, and Class III, which is the least.

According to the FDA, Class II denotes “a situation in which use of, or exposure to, a violative product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.” So, while the allergens within these food products could definitely do some damage to certain consumers, the odds of it being life-threatening or even permanent are slim.

Possible allergens include Yellow No. 5.

So, what kind of allergens are lurking within the recalled bread products? Well, Newsweek tells us that Breadbox Co.’s Brioche Toast (2 lb.), Brioche Buns (40oz), Brioche Sliders (50oz), and Brioche Hot Dog (40oz) may contain Yellow No. 5, a food coloring. All of the affected products should have an expiration date of May 22.

Sliced brioche bread on a wooden cutting board.
Photo by Youjeen Cho on Unsplash

Breadbox Co. pulled other products for containing an undeclared milk allergen. These are Breadman Jalapeno Cheese Bagels (16oz) and Breadman Raisin Bread (16oz). There may also be Yellow No. 5 in the raisin bread. Affected products will have an expiration date of May 21.

This recall affected 43 loaves of toast, 147 loaves of raisin bread, 898 brioche buns, 821 slider buns, 364 hot dog buns, and 130 bagels. These products were mostly distributed throughout stores and restaurants in Southern California.

If you’re worried that you may have consumed any of these recalled bread products, you’ll be glad to know that it’s unlikely to affect your health going forward.

You can find the source of this story’s featured image here.

Want to be happier in just 5 minutes a day? Sign up for Morning Smile and join over 455,000+ people who start each day with good news.